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  • Arts & Museums

    »Stockholms läns museum

    This museum educates people about Stockholm's cultural history. It supports archaeological research, restoration, protection and care of ancient art and monuments.

    Sickla Industriväg 5 A-B
    Nacka, 131 34

    »The Toy Museum Stockholm

    At the Toy Museum, you will find thousands of toys. Delve into Swedish lore, with works of Carl Larsson and Elsa Beskow. Among the dolls, the oldest little lady is from the end of the 1800s, and there is an antique model railway winding through the rooms. There is also a magician's performance. The Museum of Mechanical Music is also located here.

    Tegelviksgatan 22
    Stockholm, 118 48

    »Stockholm Transport Museum

    The Public Transport Museum of Stockholm is a must-visit while in the city. Everything from subway trains to old trolleys is on display, and the guided tour is a fun ride on a mini-train through the different models of the railways. Also potter around the library for some good reads or relax at the cafe. Get ready to ride away on this informative fun tour.

    Tegelviksgatan 22
    Stockholm, 116 47

    »Prins Eugens Waldermarsudde

    Prins Eugens Waldermarsudde is a museum which exhibits Prince Eugen's work as influenced by Cubism. The museum was designed by a famous architect who created the Thiel House. Apart from the Prince's own work, there is an impressive collection of Swedish art, which is dated between the 1880s and the 1940s. Outside the museum, there is a thousand-year-old oak tree. Call ahead or visit the website to know more.

    Prins Eugens Väg 6
    Stockholm, 103 24

    »Nordiska muséet

    This is one of the most spectacular structures in Djurgården. It is built in the style of a Nordic Renaissance palace, and houses collections that date as early as 1520. Permanent collections include the Sami, folk costumes, toys and games, Swedish homes, traditions and Swedish culture through the centuries. Admission is free on Wednesdays for all, so be sure to check the website for details.

    Djurgårdsvägen 6-16
    Stockholm, 115 93

    »Skansen

    Skansen claims to be the first open-air museum in the world. Located in Djurgården, this museum also has a zoological park that displays Scandinavian fauna. Arthur Hazelius laid the foundation of this museum-park in 1891 to showcase the historical transition of the Swedish people. Historic buildings that date back to the 18th century surround the park, and the hosts dressed in traditional and period costumes greet the visitors. The park is open all through the year, and tourists throng to the place to experience the 18th century lifestyle. Prices and hours depend on the time of year, so be sure to check the website for further details.

    Skansen
    Stockholm, 115 93

    »ABBA The Museum

    Inspired by the hands-on New York Museum of Mathematics and Dolly Parton's playful Tennessee theme park "Dollyland," ABBA The Museum is a lively, colorful experience for ABBA fans of all ages. At the museum, you can sing karaoke along with holograms of the four band members, see how you'd look in ABBA's famous costumes and even record a music video of your own. These, and other interactive exhibits--like a red phone that occasionally rings with a call from a member of ABBA--make for a fantastic, one-of-a-kind experience.

    Djurgårdsvägen 68
    Stockholm,

    »The Thielska Gallery

    The Thielska Gallery was an estate, which belonged to Ernst Thiel, a successful banker and one of Stockholm's most visible art patrons. Post World War I, he lost most of his fortune as the stock market crashed, and his estate and art works were bought by the state. Now, apart from temporary exhibitions, his permanent collections, which include work by Strindberg and Munch are on display. This gallery has turn-of-the-century feel and is certainly worth a visit.

    Sjötullsbacken 8
    Stockholm, 115 25

    »Sverige's Allmänna Konstförening

    In 1832, fine art was hardly as accessible to the public as it is today. There was no network of galleries offering glimpses of the latest talent, and most people wouldn't pay an obscure artist just to look at his work. But, that's how Sweden's Konstförening (Art Association) first gained its popularity. It created the link between art and the public through exhibiting artwork with the support of members. Today, the Konstförening still upholds the tradition in its centrally located gallery. Exhibitions are frequent, and the Association also comes out with a new art book every year. Members are eligible for the yearly lottery, where one piece of artwork can be won.

    Djurgårdsvägen 60
    Stockholm, 102 47

    »Liljevalchs

    Donations from Carl Fredrik Liljevach helped create this beautiful art history museum in 1916. The collection mainly comprises twentieth-century Swedish and international art and design. Spring witnesses the advent of the popular cultural event Vårsalongen (the Spring Lounge), where local artists display their work. The gallery also conducts a workshop for children every Saturday.

    Djurgårdsvägen 60
    Stockholm, 115 21

    »Biologiska Museet

    The small, brown building that houses the Biological Museum is next to the entrance to Skansen. Completed in 1893, its old Nordic style is interesting, especially when you see the curious double spiral staircase inside. There are several displays of stuffed animals that are well-made reconstructions of their natural habitats. The sheer number of stuffed animals testify the expertise of the taxidermists. It is evident in one special creation, which is the surreal rabbit-hawk. By placing beautiful outspread wings on a rabbit, one taxidermist had succeeded in creating a strange creature popular from Swedish farmer folklore. Please check the website for detailed timings.

    Hazeliusporten
    Stockholm, 115 93

    »The Maritime Museum

    The museum displays works of Swedish shipbuilding, commercial ships and naval defense ships from the seventeenth century to the present times. There is an impressive amount of drawings and a series of carefully created models. Model ships from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are also on display, as well as some original ship models. Ship and boat lovers can spend all day here, but for those with less nautical interests, about an hour will do.

    Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 24
    Stockholm, 102 52
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